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Cap•si•an  (kapsē ən),USA pronunciation adj. [Archaeol.]
  1. Archaeologyof or designating an Epipaleolithic culture of northwestern Africa, characterized by the use of geometric microlithic tools.
  • French capsien, equivalent. to Caps(a), Latin name of Gafsa, town in Tunisia near which tools of the culture were discovered + -ien -ian
  • 1910–15

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